A mother told today of the moment she delivered her son in a hospital car park - with the kind help of strangers.
Alexandra Lakhan, 29, said three bystanders jumped into action to help her give birth in the car park of Newham General Hospital.
When Alexandra arrived at the hospital, she told her husband Rumell that the baby's head had already popped out.
Express delivery: Alexandra Lakhan with husband Rumell, daughter Anoushka and their newborn baby Jeevan, who was born in a hospital car park
He told his wife to wait in the car while he ran to the hospital reception to get some help, but found it was unmanned.
On the way back to see his wife, Rumell bought a ticket for the car, but when he rejoined her, she was already in the final stages of labour.
Rumell, a mortgage adviser, was aided by three bystanders to deliver 6lb 8oz Jeevan after a labour which lasted an hour in the car park.
'He didn't believe me when I said the baby's head was coming out,' said Alexandra, a teacher who has a two-year-old daughter, Anoushka.
'He put me on the floor, took my trousers off and saw the baby's head.'
Although the couple were a few yards from the hospital entrance, there were no medical workers around.